E!’s Nina Parker has a question for people at home: “What are you going to do in this climate to make it different?”
“Racists are really loud, so if you don’t agree with that, why are you silent? The people who hate me are loud as f-ck. I have been called n—-r so many times in my DM’s these last few days,” Parker said during Monday’s episode of Nightly Pop. “If you care about me, I need you to speak up because these people who hate me are loud. I don’t give a damn about your insecurities. I don’t care how people are going to perceive you.”
Referencing Floyd’s final moments, which were caught on camera by bystanders and circulated online, “If you do not agree how people are treated, if you do not agree with seeing a man lose his life and beg for his mother on the ground, I need you to say something. I need you to challenge your friends who say racist jokes.”
“I need you to challenge your friends who have microaggressions about why that Black girl got hired and not them,” Nina added. “I need you to challenge your friends who make statements you know aren’t right but you don’t wanna rock the boat. It’s not about the racist character. We know they’re not… thinking with the proper mind. It’s about yours.”
Parker further stressed the importance of not being complacent.